Press Releases
CEO TO PRESENT AT ARIZONA CONFERENCE

Local home care owner Mitch Waks will present at the National Association for Home Care and Hospice 2014 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Waks, who is also a Certified Senior Advisor, is presenting, "How to Monetize Your Business through Home Care Partnerships, M&A, and Valuation". Co-presenters include Managing Director Stephen Zielinski, CVA, CMAP,  and Principal and Senior Managing Director Joe Golden, CPA, both of The McLean Group of St. Louis, MO. Waks has lead Cooperative Home Care through three successful mergers and acquisitions since 2011. "Cooperative Home Care has continued to grow in a challenging health care climate through both internal development and external partnerships, mergers and acquisitions," says Waks. "I am pleased to share information to help fellow providers experience similar success. We are in this together."

KristyAnn Pfister, kpfister@cooperativehomecare.com, Cooperative Home Care, 314-772-8585, www.CooperativeHomeCare.com


LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM OFFERED

Corporations are consistently under pressure to become more profitable while being more cost effective. These challenges often impact the culture of an organization and individuals within the organization, which can suffer loss of productivity through poor communication, lack of direction, and strained personal relationships. To inspire the best productivity from employees and to positively impact an organization's culture, we must first invest in our people to reach individual success. Our curriculum significantly impacts business results. The program focuses on the individual's mindset and core beliefs to create positive change. With an award-winning curriculum transforming business and corporate climate, we offer a a comprehensive 12-month curriculum and step-by-step guide. Our program has been honored with the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Award, the prestigious Telly Award in the Educational Category and the Learning!100 Media Group 2012 Award for best-in-class learning and development programs. Individuals to work at their own pace through three stages: * Departure * Decision * Action. For more information please contact, Kelly Planzo 314-764-5364. 

Kelly Planzo, kplanzo@gmail.com, Leadership In Life, 314-764-5364


FRAUD PROTECTION SEMINAR OCTOBER 22

Join Older Adult Community Action Program (OACAP) for a seminar on consumer protection from frauds and scams conducted by the Missouri Attorney General's Office on October 22nd at Crown Center for Senior Living, 8350 Delcrest. Tom Durkin, Public Education Director, will be speaking to the group from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For further information or to RSVP, email oacapstl@gmail.com. OACAP is a program of the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis Section. All members of OACAP, NCJW-STL, and the general public are invited. Light refreshments will be served. About the National Council of Jewish Women - St. Louis Section. NCJW is a volunteer-driven organization of 5,000 members and supporters throughout the state. At the forefront of social change for over 120 years, NCJW members are pioneers in addressing social issues and protecting the rights of women, children and families. We are inspired by Jewish values to give back and work for tikkun olam (repairing the world) and justice for all.

Alyssa Shyken, ashyken@ncjwstl.org, National Council of Jewish Women, 314-993-5181, www.ncjwstl.org


FREE HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE NOVEMBER 5

On Wednesday, November 5th at 10:30 a.m, enjoy The Missouri Cameo Club perform and watch your spirits soar. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with these talented, energetic women, all 60 years plus and competitors in Ms. Senior America competitions. Held at the  E. Desmond Lee Auditorium  at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Admission is free. Doors Open at 10:00 a.m., performance from  10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Handicapped accessible For more information, email Lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity And Its Muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org


BATHROOM MODIFICATIONS EASE AGING

A handheld shower will provide you with an exhilarating bath. Let us install one for you. Add a Rain Shower to the handheld and you will never want to leave the shower. Installation of a Comfort Height Toilet will make using the toilet a lot easier on your knees and back. Call us for a quote at 314-389-9197. Free estimates. 

Gleisha Winfield, rgdaughter@yahoo.com, Gooden & Daughter Plumbing, 314-389-9197


FINANCIAL CONSULTANT ADDS MEDICARE PLANS

Snavely Financial Firm, a Chartered Financial Consultant serving the senior market in the greater St. Louis area with offices in South St. Louis County and St. Peters, MO., has added Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans to their portfolio to provide additional advice and guidance to protect and promote people's financial health. 

Craig Snavely, csnavely@gfainvestments.com, Snavely Financial Group, 314-729-9000


NEW SENIOR RESOURCE LINKS SERVICES

LeadingAge Missouri has launched the Missouri Senior Information Consultant™ program to link seniors and caregivers with available resources. The program is funded in part through the generosity and partnership of Bethesda Health Group, Inc. and a grant from The Herbert and Adrian Woods Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. A Missouri Senior Information Consultant™ will offer complimentary consultations and support to seniors or their caregivers, answer questions, assess needs, and provide useful information to help them navigate a complex system of available resources. Consultants are trained and certified by LeadingAge Missouri. This certification program creates a consistent and comprehensive statewide system for dispensing information. Consultants are trained as disseminators of senior information, not senior care managers. LeadingAge Missouri is a statewide association representing senior care providers through advocacy, information and education. Contact Denise Clemonds for more information, by phone at 573-635-6244 or email her at deniseclemonds@leadingagemissouri.org.   

Denise  Clemonds, deniseclemonds@leadingagemissouri.org, Missouri Senior Information Consultant™, 573-635-6244, www.LeadingAgeMissouri.org


NURSE PRACTITIONER ADDED

Mary Miller, NP Joins Home Doctors Medical Group, LLC Home Doctors Medical Group (HDMG) is excited to announce the new addition of Mary Miller as Family Nurse Practitioner in their University City office located at 8147 Delmar Blvd Suites 208/211. This office covers the greater St. Louis area, with plans to expand to Jefferson and St. Charles Counties. HDMG is becoming one of the leaders in house call medicine and specialists in geriatric and wound care. Our professional and caring staff is comprised of medical doctors and nurse practitioners who are accompanied by medical assistants that become a second set of eyes and ears to ensure that all medical needs are being met. Prior to joining Home Doctors Medical Group, Mary Miller worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for Visiting Physicians Association. Miller earned her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from St. Louis University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Webster University in St. Louis and an Associate's degree in Nursing from Forest Park College in St. Louis. Miller is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. For more information, call 314-721-9999.

Tamera Javier, tjavier@homedoctorsmedical.com, Home Doctors Medical Group, LLC, 314-314-721-9999

Geriatrics
Embryonic Stem Cell Tx Bolsters Vision
10/14/2014 3:30:00 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Findings spur optimism not celebration. View More...
Morning Break: Pink Money, Drug Prices, Bittersweet Ending
10/10/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Aphrodisiac Aids Genetic Type 2 Diabetes
10/9/2014 7:34:08 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- About 4% of diabetes patients may benefit from yohimbine. View More...
Giving Gluten Early Didn't Cut Celiac Disease Risk
10/2/2014 9:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- An attempt to induce gluten tolerance in high-risk babies failed. View More...
Exercise and Diabetes: Calculating Risk
9/30/2014 11:00:44 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Genes trump gyms when calculating diabetes risk. View More...
Work in Progress: Causes for Systemic JIA (CME/CE)
9/29/2014 12:04:57 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Is systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis autoimmune, autoinflammatory, or both? View More...
Tweet of the Week: Paleo, Vegan, or Neither?
9/19/2014 11:00:00 AM Geriatrics
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Mutation Explains 10% of Diabetes in Greenland (CME/CE)
9/18/2014 8:58:48 AM Geriatrics
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New Inflammatory Diseases Seen (CME/CE)
9/16/2014 1:58:01 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Two previously unrecognized autoinflammatory syndromes characterized by periodic fevers and other systemic symptoms have been linked with mutations in the NLRC4 gene. View More...
Morning Break: Fat Shaming, Brainless, 9/11 Cancers
9/12/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Morning Break: Feds Say No to Obamacare Info Request
8/20/2014 6:48:33 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Two Genes Add to Breast Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
8/6/2014 3:29:17 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer risk increased by five to nine times in women who had mutations in a gene related to BRCA2, one group of investigators reported, while another implicated the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 tumor-suppressor gene in the disease. View More...
Morning Break: Xtreme Calories, Ebola Worsens
8/1/2014 6:45:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. View More...
Heart Defects Still Often Found Late
7/28/2014 11:13:19 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Prenatal diagnosis of critical heart defects has increased, but more than one in 10 are still discovered only after discharge home, a population-based study showed. View More...
RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro Fog, CAPS (CME/CE)
7/22/2014 1:16:33 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights of the rheumatology literature this week included a consensus statement on unmet needs in psoriatic arthritis, "fibro-fog" in fibromyalgia, and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) phenotypes. View More...
Employment News

POSITION AVAILABLE: ALS CASE MANAGER

Full time Case Manager and Outreach Specialist needed to assist patients and families dealing with ALS. Case Managers provide disease education, community resources, and options to reduce disabling effects of disease. MSW, CRC, or Medical Discipline with licensure and valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Complete application at www.alsa-stl.org and send application and resume to info@alsastl.org.

Sandra Sullivan, Ssullivan@alsastl.orgThe ALS Association St. Louis, 314-432-7257www.alsa-stl.org

 

POSITION AVAILABLE: REGISTERED NURSE

Four Fountains/ARCH Rehab looking for qualified RN's to join our team. We have Day and Night positions available. In addition we have a position open for an RN to join our management team in the Quality Assurance and Wound Care position. To apply, please visit www.fourfountains.com and apply online.

Amy Merritt, amy.merritt@fourfountains.com, Four Fountains/ARCH, 618-277-7700, www.fourfountains.com

 

POSITION AVAILABLE: ADMINISTRATOR

Administrator sought at Mother of Perpetual Help Residence. Missouri Nursing Home Administrator's license or 6 months to obtain and two to three years experience required. 

Allan Standberry, hr@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254, www.cardinalritterseniorservices@crssstl.org

 

POSITION AVAILABLE: ADMIN ASSISTANT

Debra K. Schuster & Associates seeks an administrative assistant for our client-focused elder and disability law firm. This position is often the first contact for clients and families so we are looking for a person with excellent interpersonal communication skills, a positive personality, is a self-starter and has compassion and patience. Being able to multi-task and be organized and detail-oriented is a must. We are a family-friendly, dynamic environment that works as a team and offers opportunity for growth within the firm. Candidates must have bachelor's or associate's degree and we would like, but do not require, prior experience in the legal field. We use a practice management software program to enter all client information, calls, emails, documents, etc., so proficiency with computers is required. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter and three recent employment references to Lisa O'Dell at lod@dschuster.com.

Debra  Schuster, lod@dschuster.com, Debra K. Schuster & Associates, 314-991-2602, www.dschuster.com

Social Security
Securing Social Security
10/1/2014 9:00:00 PM By GAIL COLLINS Social Security
Is that anti-baby-boomer sentiment that’s popping up in Senate debates and congressional races around the country? View More...
To Win Back Older Voters, Democrats Talk Up Social Security
9/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By JACKIE CALMES Social Security
Looking to voters 65 and older who have been the party’s weak spot and who reliably turn out in midterm elections. View More...
Plea Deal for Ex-Police Officer in Huge Disability Scheme
9/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
In return for a reduced sentence, John Minerva, a retired New York City police officer, agreed to testify against former colleagues. View More...
Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme
8/27/2014 9:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Prosecutors said Joseph Esposito was one of four men who helped scores of police officers, firefighters and other New York City workers bilk the government out of more than $27 million. View More...
America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill
7/31/2014 9:00:00 PM By LAURENCE J. KOTLIKOFF Social Security
The federal government should have to report all its liabilities, like Social Security — not just the official debts. View More...
Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady
7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of... View More...
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
6/17/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
The findings, to be issued Wednesday, say that the agency had closed more than two dozen field offices in the past year, usually without consultation with managers or beneficiaries. View More...
Job Losses in Need of Interpreting
6/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JIM DWYER Social Security
The federal government abruptly stopped using seven small translation agencies in New York City that provided interpretation at hearings for people trying to prove they were entitled to Social Security disability payments. View More...
Events
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Are your parents in need of your assistance? Are you concerned that you don't know how to offer help without offending them? Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager/Educator, is offering the New Caregiver Tool Kit Workshop at Flex Women's Gym, 13645 Big Bend at Dougherty Ferry from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Cost is $15 and participants receive the "Blueprint for Care" workbook which helps them to collect the sensitive information they need to care for someone through end of life. To sign up, go to http://caringforparentstogether.com/caring-for-parents-together-2/ or email diane@caringforparentstogether.com.

Diane Keefe, diane@caringforparentstogether.com, Caring for Parents Together LLC, 314-484-8623, www.caringforparentstogether.com

 

THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 16 - NOVEMBER 20

Chronic Disease Self Management Program: Living a Healthy Life When You Have a Chronic Condition. A free, six-week workshop for adults and their loved ones living with a chronic disease including arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease. The program is facilitated by health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves. The workshop will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital's Medical Office Building One, Suite G-06. The workshop will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday from October 16 to November 20. Participants should plan on attending all six classes. Topics include: Dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, depression. Exercise. Appropriate use of medications. Communicating effectively. Evaluating new treatments. This is an evidence-based program developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is facilitated and sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Health and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Each workshop participant receives the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions" and a meditation CD. Light snacks served. Pre-registration required. Call 314-542-WEST (9378) or 800-392-0936, or register online at http://www.barnesjewishwestcounty.org/classes.

Kelly Pahl, kpahl@bjc.org, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 314-341-6264, www.barnesjewishwestcounty.org

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

The Continuum of Care Marketing Association presents the "3rd Annual Fisk Memorial Marketing Conference" from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Focusing on the theme "Marketing with Moxy...Tapping into you." Free CEUs for social workers and licensed nursing home administrators. Great speakers, continental breakfast and dinner. Register today at COCMA.com.

Bonnie Solomon, bsolomon@brentmoor.com, Brentmoor, 314-369-0462, www.brentmoor.com

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities (AADD) 14th Annual Trivia Spooktacular, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, MO. There will be raffle, silent auction and best costume prizes; reserve your table of 8 for $200. Send checks payable to AADD, 2385 Hampton Ave., Ste 110, St. Louis, MO 63139. Please contact us if you need more information: 314-647-8100 or agingwithdd@msn.com.  We hope to see you at this fun and lively fundraiser that benefits those who are aging with developmental disabilities.

Ruthie Rochman, ruthieaadd@gmail.com, Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, 314-647-8100

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

The Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization Bereavement Coordinators present a grief conference on the topic of "The Masculine Side of Grief: A Conversation for Men and Women". This event is being hosted by Mercy Hospital at the Von Gontard Conference Center at 615 S. New Ballas Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program will last from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. with a light breakfast provided. RSVPs are required. Contact Leslie Peasel at 314-373-7025 or LLpeasel@bethesdahealth.org by October 17th, space is limited. 

Sarah Layton, Sarah.Layton@heartlandhospice.com, Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization, 314-373-7025

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Fall Community Crafts & Fabulous Finds Sale. It's a craft fair, yard sale and farmers market rolled into one-a great place to start your holiday shopping.  8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at The Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, MO 63031. 

Venus Martz, vmartz@centurypa.com, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988, www.thebridgeatflorissant.com

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services invites the community to attend its annual Senior Resource Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Lally Room on the Cardinal Ritter Campus, 7601 Watson Road, Shrewsbury, MO 63119. Area seniors will have the opportunity to receive flu shots and free health screenings as well as interact with local businesses and service providers of interest. Light refreshments will be served and there will be exciting door prizes and giveaways. In addition, attendees will have a chance to tour the senior living communities and programs on the Cardinal Ritter Campus. To attend, please RSVP to Stacy at 314-447-6282.

Stacy Muehlher, smuehlher@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-447-6282

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

One Stop Shop to Stand Strong on Fall Prevention to be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Main Campus of the Health Department at 6121 North Hanley, Room 1067. Free screenings on balance, orthostatic blood pressure, vision, hearing information, medication reviews, arthritis and other health information. A collaborative effort with St. Louis County Health Department, Oasis, Mid East Area Agency on Aging, Washington Unviersity, St. Louis University, and BJC Health Care. Please call 314-862-4850 Ext. 24 to register for this free event. 

Linda Hiette, lhiette@stlouisco.com, St. Louis County Health Department, 314-615-0506, www.stlouiscounty.com

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Lunch and Learn: How to Identify Items of Value in Your Home. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Legacy Appraisals, 7526 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63119.  Join us for a light lunch and fun and lively discussion on how to identify items of possible value and how to get the most money for your art, antiques and jewelry. Maria Gianino, International Society of Appraisers Accredited Member will lead the discussion. This event is free but please RSVP early as seating is limited. RSVP to 314-412-6098 or maria@legacy-apprasials.com.

Maria Gianino, mariagianino@sbcglobal.net, Legacy Appraisals, 314-412-6098, www.legacy-appraisals.com

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Senior Services Plus Fall Health Fair, 8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. at 2603 North Rodgers Avenue, Alton, IL. Over 50 vendors will be on site offering resources for senior citizens and those caring for seniors. This fair is offered through a partnership with the Older Adults Health Council. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 618-465-3298 ext. 100 or visit www.seniorservicesplus.org

Kimberly Campbell, kcampbell@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, http://www.seniorservicesplus.org

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Pick up 1.5 hours of free CEU credits by attending a this free seminar on "Basic Estate Planning & Elder Law" for social workers, caregivers, discharge planners and others. Held at Garden Villas of O'Fallon, 7092 South Outer Road 364, O'Fallon, MO 63368, sponsored by The Beck Elder-Law Firm. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.; seminar starts at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to 636-240-5560. Complimentary breakfast will be served. We expect the event to fill up fast so make your reservations today! This course will provide attendees an above average level of understanding of the role of legal documents in caring for the elderly. 

Vicki Durney, vdurney@beckelderlaw.com, The Beck Elder-Law Firm, 636-946-7899, www.beckelderlaw.com

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Alzheimer's Association Educational Event "Living with Alzheimer's" takes place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur) Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146  Designed for caregivers of individuals with moderate Alzheimer's disease, topics include understanding symptoms and care needs, realizing relationship changes, learning ways to maximize safety, preparation for emergencies and learning how to get respite care. Effective strategies will also be discussed regarding personal care and managing challenging behaviors. Co-sponsored by The J and Alzheimer's Association. Free. Limited space, reservations requested. RSVP to Susan Kaplansky, 314-442-3148, skaplansky@jccstl.org

Elaine Most, emost@jccstl.org, Adult Day Center at the J, 314-442-3261

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

Presentation by David Seitzer with Project Veteran Aid from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 pm. at The Villages of St. Peters, 5400 Executive Centre Parkway, St. Peters, MO 63376. Please RSVP to Lori Guilliams at 314-471-3757.

Lori Guilliams, lguilliams@vofsp.com, The Villages of St. Peters, 314-471-3757, www.vofsp.com

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

"Light Up The Night For Hospice" Glow Run.  7:00 p.m. $25 entry fee; $10 for children under 12. Mr. Koolz - Marion, IL.

Christine Litteken, clitteken@hospice.org, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703, http://www.hospice.org/wp-admin/pdf/events/GlowRun2014.pdf?to=fsite

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 -  OCTOBER 29

Get Moving, Get Cooking, Get Healthy. Thinking about starting on a healthier path, but not sure where to begin? This energetic, all-inclusive 3-day/2-night adults-only program can get you moving in the right direction! Enjoy preparing healthy snacks like smoothies, hummus, and baking nutritious bread while learning about the health benefits of different foods in your diet. Who said that getting healthy can't be fun? You and your friends will get active through nature hikes, dancing, archery, yoga, and more. Need some time to relax? Take a tour at a local winery, play a leisurely round of mini-golf, or just take in the gorgeous view while lounging on the Trout Lodge waterfront. Experience a new way of thinking about food and exercise and get moving to YMCA Trout Lodge for this all natural, adults-only program.

Monica Garcia, mmgarcia@ymcastlouis.org, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154, http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/calendar/2463-get-moving-get-cooking-get-healthy

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29

Grace Hill Health Centers' Cancer Awareness Fair. From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at two locations: 4414 N. Florissant Avenue and at 1717 Biddle. Health screenings, mammography appointments, breast cancer awareness, prostate information, chronic disease education, mental health information, community resources, Mary Kay Beauty consultant, St. Louis Community Credit Union, Trio Education Center, St. Louis Department of Health. For more information contact Angela at 314-814-8745.

Yvonne Buhlinger, yvonnebu@gracehill.org, Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc., 314-814-8507, www.gracehill.org

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

Free Consumer Guide to PrePlanning Lunch & Learn at 12:00 p.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO 63301.

Allyson Malek, allysonmalek@baue.com, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-947-0622, www.Baue.com/events

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 -  NOVEMBER 7

Looking on the Bright Side: Joy, Peace and Lots of Laughter. Laugh out loud as you learn to find humor in everyday life while playing some of the games you loved as a kid. Have a wonderful, fun time while learning about music, singing and gaining insight into Ozark humor and heritage. Explore Trout Lodge while hiking and riding on a pontoon boat while you celebrate life and immerse yourself in the healing power of laughter.

Monica Garcia, mmgarcia@ymcastlouis.org, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154, http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/road-scholar































































 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Mascoutah Senior Center Annual Wine & Cheese Party Fundraiser from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 227 N. Market, Mascoutah, Illinois. A special Angels and Appliances Silent Auction will feature items perfect for holiday gifts. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information or tickets call 618-566-8758.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, www.mascoutahseniorcenter.org

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Join us for Sip, Savor and Shop for a Cause at the Brentmoor Retirement Community, 8600 Delmar Blvd., from 4:00 p.m. to  6:00 p.m. Sip our libations, savor our fabulous appetizer buffet and get started early on your holiday shopping with proceeds to a number of charities. Invite friends and colleagues. RSVP to Jackie at 314-994-2142. 

Bonnie Solomon, oldpeep@aol.com, Brentmoor Retirement Community, 314-369-0462, www.brentmoor.com

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Creve Coeur Assisted Living and Memory Care and Mercy Hospital and Mercy Rehabilitation Center invite you to an interactive seminar on fall prevention from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Creve Coeur Information Center, 713 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. RSVP 314-997-4532. 

Maureen Magrath, mmagrath@spectrumretirement.com, Creve Coeur Assisted Living, 314-997-4532, www.crevecoeurassistedliving.com

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 -  NOVEMBER 15

The Fourth Annual Care & Conquer Alzheimer's Education Series is the region's premier education event for people affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, providing the latest information on early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, as well as resources and support for caregivers. The Care & Conquer Education Series will consist of six seminars beginning in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 6; in St. Charles on Nov. 8;  Fairview Heights on Nov. 11; St. Louis Hilton Frontenac on Nov. 13; Christian Northeast Hospital on Nov. 15 and in Rolla on Nov. 18. Pre-registration is required. Registration for each seminar is $10 per person (includes materials, light snacks, resources and keynote presentations) and can be completed online, at www.alz.org/stl or by calling 800-272-3900. 

Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900, www.alz.org/stl

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Workshop presented by ElderCareAdvisors on how to apply for Veterans benefits in independent living and other options to pay for long term care. Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Crestview Senior Living, 8660 Grant Road in Crestwood, MO 63123. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to 636-395-0877.

Deirdre Cechin, deirdre@eldercareadvisors.org, ElderCareAdvisors, 636-441-8780, www.qb-lawfirm.com

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Happy Holidays Boutique from noon to 7:00 p.m. with over 100 vendors. This event is free and open to the public. Holiday Inn SW Route 66, 10709 Watson Road. Call 314-821-6600 for directions. Shop for jewelry, books, spa and skincare items, handmade items, kitchenware, purses, embroidery, bakery items, women's clothing and accessories, linens, candles, gourmet food items, home décor, and much more. Ladies Happy Hour specials feature free drinks and gifts for first 100 attendees after 4:00 p.m. Extra Bonus: Gift for first 200 attendees starting at noon.

Gina March, gina@thechamber.us, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, 314-821-4161,www.KirkwoodHolidayBoutique.com

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Celebrate Veterans Day at the STL Village with a USO Canteen Party from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 pm at the Mahler Ballroom, 4915 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO. Live music by Second Generation Swing, cash bar, light refreshments, 50/50 raffle. Tickets $25, purchase online at stlvillage.org or by phone at 314-802-0275. 

Madeline Franklin, mfranklin@stlvillage.org, STL Village, 314-802-0275, www.stlvillage.org

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 12

Let's Get Crafty for the Holidays! Calling all crafters! Join us for a creative, all-inclusive 3-day/2-night adults-only program, specifically designed to unleash your inner artist. Both men and women are invited to participate in art projects of their choice including woodworking, ceramics, jewelry making, fabric crafts, and more. In addition, you and your friends can enjoy many outdoor activities like archery, mini-golf, line dancing, a winery tour, and a campfire. Get out and get inspired as you mingle with other art hobbyists all within the relaxing and beautiful Ozark landscape at YMCA Trout Lodge.

Monica Garcia, mmgarcia@ymcastlouis.org, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154, http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/calendar/2471-lets-get-crafty-holidays

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - NOVEMBER 14

Your Life as a Canvas. Bring out your artistic side as you create watercolor masterpieces, perform sketch book journaling and make ceramics. Also enjoy an evening of wine tasting and take a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum.

Monica Garcia, mmgarcia@ymcastlouis.org, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573-438-2154, http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/road-scholar































































 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 

Workshop presented by ElderCareAdvisors on how to apply for Veterans benefits in independent living and other options to pay for long term care. Held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Hallmark Creve Coeur, One New Ballas Place, Creve Coeur, MO 63146. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP to 636-395-0877.

Deirdre Cechin, deirdre@eldercareadvisors.org, ElderCareAdvisors, 636-441-8780, www.qb-lawfirm.com

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

Join us for the 20th Anniversary of the Caregiver Awards Luncheon on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the St. Louis Marriott West, 660 Maryville Centre Drive, St. Louis. Almost 600 are expected to join us to honor exceptional caregivers in long-term care settings including home care agencies, hospice providers, adult day programs and from more than 300 skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care communities throughout Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri. Tickets are $60 and tables are $600 and can be purchased online at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/VOYCE/event/58342/ For questions, call 314-918-8222.

Mary Lynn Donovan, mlfdonovan@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-918-8222, www.voycestl.org

 

UPCOMING SATURDAYS

Re-imagining Your Life Now Workshop. Are you in mid-life and ready for a change? Is there something inside of you that's asking for more... something new or different... but you're not sure what that something might be? Do you want to make a change in your work or are you considering a new life direction? Re-imagining Your Life Now workshop participants are considering new pathways in the second half of life. If you're one of those people considering going back to school or looking for an encore career and feeling confused, I invite you to the Re-inspired workshop to be with people in a similar place. People tell me, in every workshop, that having the group support is very empowering. Whatever is calling you forward, this workshop is about clarifying your unique talents, skills, interests and values to create next steps towards creating your ideal life. Held on three consecutive Saturdays, October 25, November 1 and November 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St Louis Community College, Meramec Campus. To register, call 314-984-7777.

Carol Watkins, carol@carolwatkinscoaching.com, Carol Watkins Coaching, 314-346-5937, www.carolwatkinscoaching.com

 

ONGOING TUESDAYS

Seniors nearing age 65 or retiring soon who have questions about Medicare and Medicare insurance options are invited to a community meeting at Vista Grande, 3300 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St Peters, MO 63376 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Call to register or to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Sherri Beach, sheridanbeach@att.net, 636-236-5010

 

Medical
Researchers find why depression and ageing linked to increased disease risk
10/21/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for aging-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. View More...
Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells
10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
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Older adults satisfied with aging more likely to seek health screenings
10/20/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Adults over 50 who feel comfortable about aging are more proactive in getting preventive health care services, a new University of Michigan study found. View More...
Many older adults still homebound after 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study, published online in the journal Age and Ageing today, shows that the homebound status of adults over the age of 65 in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake is still a... View More...
Seniors 'comfortable with aging' are more likely to attend health screenings
10/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
In an attempt to understand the attitudes and beliefs that prevent many seniors accessing preventive health services, a new study finds satisfaction with aging plays a big role. View More...
Phototherapy safe for skin conditions in elderly patients
10/16/2014 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients. View More...
Obesity linked to accelerated liver aging
10/14/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study claims that obesity speeds up aging of the liver, potentially explaining why some obese individuals experience early onset age-related diseases, such as liver cancer. View More...
Detecting depressive states in the elderly with on-line monitoring devices
10/13/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Specialists at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) of Mexico developed a system that achieved detecting depression in older adults, through monitoring their daily routine. View More...
Active ageing is much more than exercise
10/11/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The global population is ageing rapidly, and the growing numbers of elderly people challenge our societal structures, not least the health sector, which is why authorities in most countries encourage... View More...
Seniors suffering from insomnia may have a problem with sleep quality, not duration
10/11/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that... View More...
Older people in deprived areas in Ireland face problems of poor brain health
10/10/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
People who live in disadvantaged areas have a greater risk of developing cognitive dysfunction than people in better off areas, a study by Professor Helene McNulty and colleagues at the University... View More...
Tips for infection prevention as nursing home infection rates increase
10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Nursing home infection rates are on the rise, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing found, suggesting that more must be done to protect residents of these facilities from preventable... View More...
Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures
10/9/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. View More...
No couch potatoes allowed: DVD-delivered fitness plan helps at-risk older adults
10/9/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Human health researchers have life-saving advice for those over 65: keep moving. View More...
In rat model testosterone found to promote prostate cancer
10/9/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A researcher who found that testosterone raised the risk of prostate tumors and exacerbated the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure in rats is urging caution in prescribing testosterone therapy... View More...
Global health
10/8/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
This issue of Health Affairs was supported by the Qatar Foundation and World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Hamad Medical Corporation, Imperial College London, and The Commonwealth Fund. View More...
Specific nutrition and exercises may help adults maintain their muscle mass, strength and function as they age
10/7/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
As global life expectancy increases, adults want to maintain healthy and active lifestyles well into retirement. View More...
Animal research suggests ibuprofen can reduce lung inflammation in elderly
10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. View More...
Curiosity changes the brain to enhance learning
10/6/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is to learn information about that topic. View More...
Discovery of special stem cells in the eye could lead to better treatments for blindness
10/4/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that a region on the front surface of the eye harbours special stem cells that could treat blinding eye conditions. View More...
Healthy aging: physical, social, and emotional engagement can help sustain independence in the golden years
10/3/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) proudly announces the publication of a Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) supplement devoted to the latest research and practice to promote healthy... View More...
The challenges of ageing with an intellectual disability
10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Report from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland showed an almost doubling of dementia in those with Down syndrome and significantly reduced risk of heart attack and hypertensionA new report launched... View More...
Identifying which genes are active in muscles of men and women
10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
New report in The FASEB Journal maps the transcriptome of human skeletal muscle, revealing never-before-identified gene activity and that men have more active muscle genes than women haveIf you... View More...
Engineers complete first comprehensive mesh-free numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue
10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data... View More...
Survey shows 43 percent of americans ages 40 and older have experienced symptoms of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
10/2/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
More than 40 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have experienced one or more of the most common symptoms[ii] of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). View More...
In Search Of...

NEW BLANKETS WANTED FOR GIFTS

New blankets are needed to provide holiday gifts for older adult consumers of Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services. Blankets (and/or cash donations) may be brought to the December 2nd Breakthrough Coalition meeting, or to the agency's office at 1329 Macklind Ave., St.Louis, MO 63110 through December 22. Agency staff also will arrange pick-up for quantity donations. Please contact Ellen Sherman at 314-645-7800 or by email at ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, ellen.sherman@bilingualstl.org, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are the heart of hospice. Share yourself and make a difference; become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Palliative and Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. Interviews are now being scheduled. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-592-3670 or email karen_riley26@optum.com

Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, 314-592-3670, www.optum.com

 

Seniors
Philips Mobile launches handset for senior citizens
10/20/2014 6:30:01 AM Big News Network

Philips Mobile Monday launched Philips Xenium X2566, a feature phone exclusively designed for senior citizens, and said it was available for sale priced at Rs.3,800. The phone is aimed at making ...  View More...
Gene mutation linked to leukaemia occurs among elderly
10/20/2014 3:30:01 AM Big News Network

At least two percent of people over age 40 and five percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukaemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to research at the Washington University ...  View More...
Kids genes put mothers at risk of joints disease
10/19/2014 11:30:01 PM Big News Network

Having children with certain genetic makeup, inherited from the father, increases the mother's risk of rheumatoid arthritis - a chronic disorder that affects joints, says a new study. Rheumatoid ...  View More...
Elderly Pak Bangladeshi people fear lack of family support
10/20/2014 11:15:01 PM Big News Network

A new study has suggested that elderly people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in England fear lack of family support during their twilight years. The research at Brunel University London ...  View More...
Kids genetic makeup may increase mothers rheumatoid arthritis risk
10/20/2014 3:15:03 AM Big News Network

A new study has revealed that a child's genetic makeup may contribute to his or her mother's risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Researcher Giovanna Cruz said that that female predilection of rheumatoid ...  View More...
Divest MPs pension fund from fossil fuels says Caroline Lucas
10/20/2014 11:27:18 PM Big News Network

Rockeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas. <br>The Green party MP says the ...  View More...
Li rules out retirement u-turn
10/20/2014 11:25:56 PM Big News Network

<br>Chinese star Li Na ruled out a return to tennis on Sunday despite quitting the sport just months after winning her second Grand Slam title. <br>Li, speaking to reporters in Singapore ...  View More...
More Finns concerned about depreciating pensions
10/20/2014 11:14:20 PM Big News Network

<br>Last year, the average Finnish monthly pension was 1,550 euros (1,978 U.S. dollars) before tax. In Finland, pensions amount roughly to a half of the salary earned, while in countries such ...  View More...
Gough Whitlams death unleashes a nostalgia for politics that transforms
10/20/2014 11:12:22 PM Big News Network

<br>Australia isn't just mourning a great politician and it isn't just mourning a long-gone era of great political change. It's mourning great politics. <br>The flood of ...  View More...
Affordable Retirement in the Caribbean
10/20/2014 2:45:47 PM Big News Network

<br>Northern Belize is a remote region of tropical rivers, hardwood forests, traditional farms, sleepy rural villages and breezy Caribbean seashores. This is a refreshingly off-the-radar place ...  View More...
Mobile for senior citizens
10/20/2014 2:43:48 PM Big News Network

New Delhi, 20 October: Philips Mobile today launched Philips Xenium X2566, a feature phone exclusively designed for senior citizens, priced at Rs 3,800. The phone is aimed at making technology ...  View More...
Cricket round-up Peter Siddle targets Pakistan’s ‘older blokes’ in Dubai Test
10/20/2014 2:43:43 PM Big News Network

DUBAI // Australia’s front-line paceman Peter Siddle is targeting the experienced duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in the first Test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday.The ...  View More...
Why Canadians need to get more aggressive with retirement savings
10/20/2014 2:43:28 PM Big News Network

<br>Every dollar saved for retirement means a more secure future for young adults just starting out.We know those millennials need all the help they can get right now. Good jobs are hard to ...  View More...
How Pershing Square coaxed Hunter Harrison out of retirement
10/20/2014 2:43:26 PM Big News Network

<br>"It all started with a phone call from my brother." And so begins the fascinating story of how Pershing Square Capital Management's Paul Hilal coaxed legendary railman Hunter ...  View More...
Former prime minister Gough Whitlam dies aged 98
10/20/2014 2:41:21 PM Big News Network

<br>Former prime minister Gough Whitlam has died aged 98.His family confirmed his death in a statement."A loving and generous father, he was a source of inspiration to us and our families ...  View More...
You Cannot Go Back Annie Lennox On Nostalgia
10/20/2014 2:39:17 PM Big News Network

Annie Lennox's new album is titled Annie Lennox is well-known for her work as one half of The Eurythmics, the synth-pop duo whose hit "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" is still ...  View More...
Late-term medical costs lower for older workers comp claimants NCCI
10/20/2014 2:31:50 PM Big News Network

<br>News and analysis about the legislative, legal and insurance market issues that affect workers compensation managers, as well as strategies for reducing comp claims and costs, promoting ...  View More...
Could Phoenix end second retirement plan
10/20/2014 2:31:24 PM Big News Network

One of the potential cost-savings provisions in Prop. 487 calls for the elimination of deferred compensation, payments the city makes to second retirement plan for most workers on top of their ...  View More...
Senior citizens get Halloween greeter help
10/20/2014 2:30:14 PM Big News Network

<br>Candy Corn -- This Halloween staple is particularly unhealthy because it's nothing but sugar and artificial color and flavoring. Candy corn also has 150 calories per ounce. ...  View More...
It’s National Save for Retirement Week
10/20/2014 2:29:30 PM Big News Network

National Save for Retirement Week . I know we have weeks dedicated to so many different things. Did you know we have a donut week? So we should have a Save for Retirement week! <br>The goals ...  View More...
Photographer Burri dies aged 81
10/20/2014 2:24:13 PM Big News Network

<br>Rene Burri, the Swiss photographer who captured iconic black and white images of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and artist Pablo Picasso, has died at the age of ...  View More...
Efua Dorkenoo dead Influential FGM women’s rights campaigner dies aged 65
10/20/2014 2:20:23 PM Big News Network

<br>Dorkenoo started campaigning against FGM in the Eighties, turning into a much-publicised issue that needs to be stopped.The procedure was made illegal in the UK in 1985, but is practised in ...  View More...
Realtor.com® Data Fastest Moving Markets Are Home to High Populations of Engineers and Baby Boomers
10/20/2014 2:19:46 PM Big News Network

realtor.com? September National Housing Trend Report released today. These markets also demonstrate strength in standard economic indicators and share unexpected commonalities, including large ...  View More...
Elderly man found fatally stabbed in West Oakland
10/20/2014 2:15:26 PM Big News Network

OAKLAND -- A 78-year-old man was found possibly stabbed to death in his West Oakland home Sunday night, police said.The man, whose name was not released, was found dead by a relative about 9:16 p.m. ...  View More...
Man admits killing 95-year-old woman after demanding sex from her during Philadelphia break-in
10/20/2014 2:15:18 PM Big News Network

PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty to fatally injuring a 95-year-old woman after demanding sex from her during a break-in. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://goo.gl/wuQqWx) ...  View More...
Vancouver health authority ‘dumps’ 75-year-old woman with broken ribs in shelter two hours from hospital
10/20/2014 2:14:07 PM Big News Network

Squamish senior Barbara Lowery arrived at the Salvation Army emergency shelter in Abbotsford Thursday afternoon bleeding and confused. <br>Three days later, the 75-year-old woman is struggling ...  View More...
Sugar accelerates aging process as much as smoking does U.S. study says
10/20/2014 2:14:06 PM Big News Network

Read more… <br> <br>As you age, caps on the end your chromosomes called telomeres shrink. In the past several years, researchers at the University of California at San Francisco, ...  View More...
Public inquiry into deadly fire at LIsle-Verte seniors residence to start Nov. 17
10/20/2014 2:12:45 PM Big News Network

QUEBEC CITY, QUE.: JANUARY 28, 2014 -- Police, firefighters and other investigators comb through the rubble of the R?sidence du Havre seniors' home in L'isle-Verte, Tuesday January 28, ...  View More...
Positive subliminal messages on aging improve physical functioning in elderly
10/20/2014 2:06:29 PM Big News Network

Older individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new ...  View More...
Why depression and aging are linked to increased disease risk
10/20/2014 2:06:13 PM Big News Network

New research shows that both aging and depression are associated with a biochemical change in a gene on chromosome 6, the FKBP5 gene. This means that we may have found one reason for why risk for ...  View More...
Kansas City Business Journal publisher announces retirement
10/20/2014 11:56:00 AM Big News Network

Joyce Hayhow Joyce Hayhow announced Monday that she will retire as publisher of the Kansas City Business Journal. Hayhow, who led the publication for the past 23 years, said that she enjoyed her ...  View More...
5 Career Checkpoints on the Road to Retirement
10/20/2014 8:48:01 AM Big News Network

<br>It's National Save for Retirement Week, so you'll likely see a lot of <br>information, tools and resources about saving for retirement through your <br>workplace plan, ...  View More...
Dept proceedings can go on after retirement of govt employee SC
10/20/2014 8:34:45 AM Big News Network

<br>Departmental proceedings against a government employee for grave misconduct and negligence do not come to an end with his retirement and can continue even after that, the Supreme Court has ...  View More...
The Best And Worst States For Retirement Security
10/20/2014 8:33:54 AM Big News Network

academic study scores states from 1 to 10 on the financial security of future retirees, with the highest score (a 9) earned by Wyoming and the lowest (a 3) assigned to California, Florida and South ...  View More...
UCSF Study Shows Link Between Sodas Aging
10/20/2014 8:30:43 AM Big News Network

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Wellness centre for seniors in Woodlands to open by December
10/20/2014 8:18:53 AM Big News Network

<br>The one-stop centre will teach seniors how to take their medication properly and counsellors will be available to help the elderly with their problems. ...  View More...
All aboard the Lebanon express Nostalgia and a desperate need could revive Arab world’s first railway
10/20/2014 8:18:46 AM Big News Network

<br>The train station at Rayak was once home to the Arab world's first rail line and a flourishing train factory. The abandoned site remains a symbol of Lebanon's illustrious railway ...  View More...
DHA launches initiative for the elderly
10/20/2014 8:17:30 AM Big News Network

The Dubai Health Authority launched on Monday in collaboration with the Dubai Ruler's Office, <br>the Mohammed bin Rashid initiative for elderly health ...  View More...
Tomorrows Seniors May Lack Caregivers But Theyll Have Digital Animal Friends
10/20/2014 8:12:41 AM Big News Network

<br> <br> GeriJoy uses an Android tablet with talking pet avatars--voiced by remote caregivers based in the Philippines, where English is an official language--to give seniors constant ...  View More...
Your taxes funding Nazi war criminals retirement
10/20/2014 8:11:52 AM Big News Network

-- Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation ...  View More...
Womens retirement nest eggs trail men even though they invest more
10/20/2014 6:56:00 AM Big News Network

Vanguard reports that the average 401(k) balance for females was $78,000 more than a third lower than the average balance for men. Women are doing everything right, but they're still lagging men ...  View More...
Death of elderly woman leads to protests
10/19/2014 11:32:35 PM Big News Network

A 70-year-old woman, who saw her son being taken into police custody in connection with a petty case, collapsed at her house and died on the way to a government hospital on Sunday ...  View More...
Corridors of Power A cracker of hope for pensioners
10/19/2014 11:32:06 PM Big News Network

<br>Taking a cue from the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Delhi High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has decided to have the corridors of the Lawyers’ Chamber Blocks cleaned by using the ...  View More...
Bring on the Comfort As With People Our Pets Need Help Adapting to Aging
10/19/2014 11:31:10 PM Big News Network

When a dog has a trip in the car planned, a little thing like getting into the vehicle shouldn't stop him just because he or she is older. Folding steps like these help ease their transport and ...  View More...
Approaching retirement The perks of staying on the job
10/19/2014 11:30:46 PM Big News Network

<br>Investors who are dreaming of Freedom 55 should consider a heretical notion: Maybe early retirement isn't as valuable as we think.There is evidence that staying on the job can reduce ...  View More...
Thousands join $100K pension club
10/19/2014 11:28:26 PM Big News Network

<br>*Malkenhorst's pension was adjusted down to $116,000 in April, which will be reflected in 2014 data. <br>SOURCE: CalPERS, TransparentCalifornia.com Back in 2005, some 1,841 ...  View More...
Majority of Singaporeans worried about saving for retirement Survey
10/19/2014 11:23:52 PM Big News Network

<br>Respondents also think they need about US$900,000 (S$1.15 million) on average in savings for retirement, which is the highest in the Southeast Asia region, according to a survey by ...  View More...
Rising demand from seniors for home-based nursing
10/19/2014 11:20:34 PM Big News Network

<br>As more seniors choose to be cared for at home rather than in a hospital, a growing number of nurses are working out of homes instead of institutions. <br>The number of those employed ...  View More...
Singaporeans find it hardest to save for retirement compared to their ASEAN neighbours AIA survey
10/19/2014 11:20:22 PM Big News Network

<br>Building up their nest egg is the most difficult life goal for Singaporeans, who also fear that they will not have enough to retire comfortably with.-- PHOTO: ST FILE <br> <br> ...  View More...
Minus 4 years of life Study links soft drinks to accelerated cell aging
10/19/2014 11:19:45 PM Big News Network

USA The regular consumption of fizzy drinks accelerates cellular aging of tissues, according to a new study by American scientists. People who enjoy daily carbonated sodas experience DNA changes, ...  View More...
Guess how much money Alberta companies who care for seniors make
10/19/2014 11:15:27 PM Big News Network

A continuing care operator is fighting a recent ruling by Alberta’s information czar that would reveal how hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars are spent each year at the province’s ...  View More...
Japan Government Pension Fund To Buy More Stocks Report
10/19/2014 11:10:20 PM Big News Network

LOS ANGELES – Japan's massive Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is working on plans to raise the amount of its assets invested in domestic stocks to about 25%, the Nikkei reported ...  View More...
Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia lymphoma in their blood cells
10/19/2014 11:04:14 PM Big News Network

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SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE

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The St. Louis Times has been publishing with purpose since 1994. Our full-color Seniors’ Resource Guide is published in both hard copy and online editions and include over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Published annually each December, it’s used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population.

For more information about the publication click SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE. Complimentary copies of the St. Louis Times Seniors’ Resource Guide are distributed to over 1,500 aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies are also available free of charge and can be picked up at any of the three Area Agency of Aging offices listed below throughout the year while supplies last. If you would prefer to have your copy mailed to you please click ORDER A COPY. For bulk orders call 636-225-2442.

                St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

                1520 Market Street, Room #4086

                St. Louis, MO 63103

                Phone: 314-612-5918

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.slaaa.org

                Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

                14535 Manchester Road

                St. Louis, MO 63011-3960

                Phone: 636-207-1323

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.mid-eastaaa.org

                Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois

                2365 Country Road

                Belleville, IL 62221

                Phone: 618-222-2561

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

                www.answersonaging.com

Today the St. Louis Times Seniors' Resource Guide is the metro areas most comprehensive publication of its kind. It is published every December and includes  over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. It is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population. To view the printed edition click VIEW THE GUIDE and to search the online edition click SEARCH THE GUIDE.

St. Louis Times Express e-Newsletter
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The new St. Louis Times Express is a free, bi-weekly e-newsletter published on the 1st and 15th of each month. It is distributed to over 4,000 professionals who work with, or are interested in, aging-focused issues in the St. Louis/Illinois metro area. Each issue contains press releases, event listings, employment information, and an in-search-of section that allows area organizations to communicate with one another. For a free subscription just click "Sign Up For Express Now" above. You can opt-out at any time and your email address will never be shared while it's safe on a secure network. To enter a free news item to be included in the next edition click SUBMIT YOUR NEWS ITEMS.
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